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Geographic: Boundaries are the Rakaia River to the north and the Rangitata River to the south and from the sea to the main divide.
Business: Electricity Network Lines owner with a contracting division undertaking construction and maintenance of overhead and underground high voltage lines and substations.
Regional Activity: Agriculture and related services. Land use intensification including dairying, vegetable and small seed production has increased the districts need for irrigation water. Electricity capacity has doubled in the last ten years primarily driven by increased use of irrigation pumping.
Company Structure: Electricity Ashburton is a registered Co–operative company that replaced the Ashburton Electric Power Board in 1995.
Shareholders: All electricity consumers connected to the distribution network are allocated $100 of non–tradeable shares and are represented by an elected shareholders committee.
Connections: 15,311 network connections
Line Length: 2,776 km with voltages from 400 volts to 66,000 volts
Demand: 95,580 kVA peaking in summer
Energy: 360 GWh distributed per annum
Network Value: $110 million
Employees: 68 full time